The Children’s School La Jolla: Progressive Private School in San Diego The Children’s School La Jolla: Progressive Private School in San Diego

A school your kids will want to go to day after day.

San Diego’s only progressive, independent school choice for Toddler-Eighth Grade.

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Our modern approach to learning

Project based, student focused and personalized learning modernized for today’s challenges. We blend the best of progressive teaching traditions with world class teachers and today’s best practices for early childhood development through early adolescence.

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We embrace bold ideas

Engaged students have a home here. We foster and celebrate the next generation of innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders by thinking big.

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TCS has taught me to always challenge myself academically and to be generous towards others. 

Sarah, Class of 2021

My experience at TCS has honestly been unbelievable. I have created amazing relationships with my teachers, faculty, and peers.

Aasha, Class of 2021

In a world with increasing reliance on regurgitating the "right answer," The Children's School teaches children how to think, not what to think.

Laura Owen, Current Parent

The biggest asset that I have is my ability to think differently and unexpectedly; it is what makes my voice heard in a sea of students and what makes my job application stand out in a crowd of thousands.

Charmaine Hiller, Class of 2012, English Literature Major at University of St. Andrews

My years at The Children's School instilled a confident mindset in me, allowing me to tackle anything that comes my way.

Nik Sharma, Class of 2008, Director of Performance Marketing at Hint Water

Prepare students for the real world.

Confidence, competence, compassion and community—students leave ready to succeed.

Children who go to TCS private school in San Diego from elementary through 8th grade are regularly accepted at leading area high schools.

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